Authorities: Deputy fatally strikes boy riding minibike

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say an 11-year-old boy who was riding a minibike has been fatally struck by a southern Michigan sheriff's deputy who was heading to the scene of a burglary.

The Calhoun County sheriff's office says the Battle Creek boy was riding when he was hit shortly after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in Battle Creek.

The boy's name wasn't immediately released. The deputy wasn't injured. An investigation into the crash is being handled by Michigan State Police.

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